Scars after surgery

Scars are always formed after a cosmetic intervention. After the wound is sprouted, about 3 weeks after surgery, the scar looks like a narrow line, but then it will appear red, and this redness will last for about a year before the scars become white.

All incisions are usually placed in natural folds of the skin or so that they become less visible. Nevertheless, there are various factors that influence how the scars eventually appear. There are factors that have to do with the surgery itself, the patient’s healing potential and finally how the scars are nursed during the healing phase.

Based on our expertise, we try to make every effort to ensure that the surgery results in the scar being minimized. The sections are added to areas where they are minimally visible. There are different choices of cuts for different interventions, and we have experienced what gives the best results over several years. It can be in natural skin folds or in the border between anatomical units.

Furthermore, such things as bleeding in the tissue, pulling on the wound edges, suture technique and choice of thread means much to how the healing takes place. We have perfected these techniques for many years and find that we facilitate conditions for the result to be as good as possible. One factor we do not control is the patients’ healing potential. The healing is individual and some patients tend to form thick, irritated scars. This tendency varies with the age of the patients. There is the greatest tendency to form such scars at a young age, and the older the patients, the less irritation in the scars when they grow.

If such thick scars were to occur, they could be treated with repeated cortisone injections into the scars. Sometimes we also do scar correction 6 months after the procedure. The tissue is then less tight and the wound will then grow without the edges being pulled apart, and thus the conditions are more optimal for a fine healing. The patient can take various measures themselves to make the conditions for the scar to be as visible as possible. First, the wound should be kept clean and dry after the procedure. The first time, the tape is changed to the clinic, but the patient changes the tape even once a week. When they shower without changing the tape, the tape should only be lightly dried and possibly dried completely with a hairdryer. The scars should be taped for 3 months after the procedure, and the scar should not be exposed to the sun for the first 6 months. The tape prevents the scar from slipping out and becoming wide. By avoiding sunlight on the scar for half a year, the patient avoids getting pigmentation, ie dark scars.

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